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By Harold Pease, Ph.D The federal government desperately needs to diet. Much of our spending is constitutionally dubious and it is immoral to pass our national debt, now exceeding $21 trillion, to our yet unborn children. We need to return to more
By GINA RAIMONDO Four years ago Rhode Island had the highest unemployment in the nation. Today, the unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in 20 years and the number of jobs in the state are near an all-time high. Simply put, we're bringing real, more
By SENATOR SHELDON “The past few weeks have been doubly difficult,” she wrote. As a United States Senator, Rhode Islanders write to me every day weighing in on different policies debated … more
Just days ago, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging held an afternoon hearing in the Senate Dirksen Office Building to alert Congress to appalling stories gathered across the nation regarding … more
By BOB SWEENEY Students will soon be returning to classrooms and our concerns should be to provide a safe and protected environment for their learning experience. Over the past couple of years most of the effort for their safety has been focus on more
“The worst cruelty that can be inflicted on a person is isolation.”—Sukarno, Indonesian PresidentUpon entering a Domino’s franchise I discovered I had a minor problem: I … more
By REP. K. JOSEPH SHEKARCKI The fact that Boston is on the short list" for the new Amazon headquarters raises the following question for Rhode Island - how can we prepare to benefit if the company does land an hour north of us? This is not a new" more
By TOM MEZZANOTTE More disappointing news for RI Sport fans - the loss of the Pawtucket Red Sox. I have followed the saga surrounding the efforts of many to keep the PawSox in Rhode Island. Would the state be at risk? Should the owners pay more? What a more
By GLENN MOLLETTE The horrendous shooting of 12 innocent people at a country music bar in Twin Oaks California reminds us that no place in America is safe. If we thought there were some safe sacred zones in our country then we should ask the people in more
By JOHN A. JACKSON As I look back on my 46-year involvement with this school that I have loved since I was a 14-year-old freshman in 1967, my heart is filled with gratitude. Bishop Hendricken has changed thousands of young men's lives for the better, more
By KARISSA NIEHOFF and TOM MEZZANOTTE From the Greatest Generation to Baby Boomers, Generation X to millennials, teenagers in every era have had challenges growing up. In today's digital world, high school students are being tested in unique and more
By JOSEPH CROWLEY Top of the first, Jonesy was looking for a signal. Runners on first and second. A passed ball -both runners advance. Now first was open so a double play wasn't a concern. With two on and one out, he could be looking for a squeeze bunt more
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